06.17.2011 03:42 PM

Tim – he’s in it for him

Just got this one over the transom. I take it some people weren’t impressed with Hudak’s Game Seven intermission at-tax ads. How…interesting.


  1. Ted says:

    To twist an old Newfoundland saying about the weather, if you don’t like what Hudak is saying, just wait a minute.

  2. Mulletaur says:

    Not very slick, but does the trick. Now it needs to be broadcast where people other than political junkies are going to see it.

  3. It really pains me to say this but it doesn’t matter that you ridicule this fool. He will win the election hands down because Dalton has blown it. The only hope is that Hudak doesn’t get a majority but I think that’s a faint hope.

    • JStanton says:

      …I guess I don’t get it. Other than the desire for “change for the sake of change” that inevitably occurs after a few elections, why is the electorate polling against the LP?

      The McGuinty government has addressed as well as anyone could the destruction wrought by the Harris cabal, and has coped pretty well with the economic fallout caused by the gutting of Canada’s manufacturing sector by Mr. Harper’s action and inaction.

      To suggest that Mr. Hudak – inexperienced, small-minded, and weighed down with Conservative baggage and bad company – has an election victory in the bag, is just ludicrous.

      Yes, conservative rogue operatives like Mr. Ford and Mr. Harper have had their successes, but, the circumstances were in no way similar to Mr. McGuinty’s.

      It’s inconceivable to me that he won’t win this thing, and then manage a four year orderly succession process, with the Party maintaining its record of good governance through-out.


      • Well, “inconceivable” and “ludicrous” are words that many would have used prior to May 2nd if someone had predicted 34 seats and third-party status for the LPC. I agree that McGuinty did as well as he could in his first term at reversing the Harris damage but I think he has squandered his second term.

        Perhaps it is because I live and play in a rural area but I never meet anyone who admits to voting Liberal (except me). I think most of rural Ontario is pretty much the same and now it looks like the 905 is lost as well.

        Campaigns do not matter when people have made up their minds.

  4. Philippe says:

    Watch the Cons and Libs destroy themselves while the NDP makes big gains… I agree the Libs can’t stand by while the Cons destroy them with ads – but Ontarians want a party they can feel “good” about – not just a lesser evil. If they stay positive and play their cards right, the NDP will make huge gains – watch it happen. It’s not want I want, but it’s going to happen.

    • Cath says:

      I think you’re closer in your comments than we know. Add that education bomb to the mix and we’ve got ourselves a race.

  5. Blair says:

    “Just in it for himself”?

    These ads are just as bad as the Federal Tory ads. Guess it won’t stay on only one side of the spectrum. Oh well.

  6. Jerome Bastien says:

    I must say that even though I intend to vote for his party, Hudak has all the charisma of a steaming turd. But isnt this campaign a carbon copy of the vicious and uncanadian and undemocratic campaign the CPC ran against Ignatieff? I suppose imitation is the truest form of flattery, or whatever that saying is…

    • Attack! says:

      Hmm. If you weren’t just looking up, waaaay up, Jerome, maybe you’d see that, if anything, the results of the past two fed. elections that ultimately rewarded the Cons. wielding them with a “strong, stable majority gov’t” show that attack ads ARE an accepted part of the Cndn political landscape, now.

      And if you weren’t such a young’un, maybe you’d remember that the CPC are hardly the originators of such tactics, either: it traces back at least to the Lee Atwater-orchestrated Bush Sr. campaign of ’88 (if not all the way back to the LBJ ‘Daisy’ ad (shout out to WK!) of ’64):


  7. Fabian says:

    An improvement over the ad that played during the finals. In it for himself?, perhaps Can’t be trusted would be a better closing theme.

  8. Jim Hayes says:

    I n the last 30 years I have voted at least once for each of the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP. What my experience here tells me is that each time that vote was simply for “change” it turned out to be a huge error in judgement.

    My late Uncle Arnold use to say “don’t go looking for trouble”. We are not perfect in Ontario but truth be told we are doing pretty well. In my view, to vote for change is like betting on an 18 in Blackjack; stupid and against the odds.

  9. Glen says:

    No mention of the Descendents NXNE show?

  10. Dave says:

    What’s with the lame political ads of late, from different parties, trying to slam another party or candidate for wanting “power”?


    • Lipman says:

      The Liberal’s “Ontario Way” ad does not slam the opposition at all. In fact it takes the high road by subtly noting how important it is to have a compassionate, forward-thinking government focused on fair health care and education policies for future generations.

  11. The Doctor says:

    Very odd that a Hudak attack ad aired on CTV Newsnet in British Columbia last night. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever seen a political ad from another province show up like that.

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